Student Newsletter March 2018

Welcome all to the second edition of the CSDE student newsletter, presented by Renae and Savannah. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the last newsletter, we got over 300 views! Thank you to those who took the time to read it.

What's been happening?!

Recently CSDE's school leaders: Will, Lillie, Hugo, Daniel, Xavier, Harry, Savannah and Renae went to National Young Leaders Day conference in Brisbane. There was so much to do, but so little time. The conference was a lot of fun and the school leaders took quite a few handy hints from it. The guest speakers that we had was John Coutis (Rolling Success, Speaker, Author and Trainer), Jack Heath (Australian writer of fiction for children and adults), Harrison Craig (Australian singer who won the second series of The Voice Australia) and Holly Ferling (Australian cricketer who originally played for the Australia national women's cricket team currently plays for the Brisbane Heat and Queensland Cricket). Thank you Ms Norquay for making it possible. And thank you to Mrs Bryant, Mrs Brand and Margaux for coming along and helping out.

The apartment that we all stayed at
Our first dinner on Thursday at a Chinese and Vietnamese restraunt
Coles got a visit from us
Before the conference
After the conference
There was a lot of people at the conference!
A huge line of buses outside the museum
The eye of Brisbane
Stop pressing your face up against the window Daniel!!
View from the wheel
View from the wheel
Who ever thought you could make Ice Cream with Nitrogen?!

Thargomindah Minischool

At Thargo Minischool we have been making aliens and other space creatures from the theme ‘the sky is the limit’. After lunch we have been going to swimming at the Thargomindah swimming pool just across the street from the hall. On Tuesday we went for a small trip to the Old hospital in Thargo and heard stories about the ghost Matron Freeda Tight. Also, on Wednesday we went for another quite big excursion to the Thargomindah Hydro Power Plant, the cemetery, the newly built airport and the Thargomindah council building. In the evenings we went to different night time activities. On Tuesday we had a fantastic games night, on Wednesday we had a fancy disco (with some very funny costumes) and on Thursday we enjoyed trivia night. Throughout the week we sometimes had free time so we spent it by going to the park, library or just enjoying a traditional game of Bang. In class time many great talents were shown through students work. In the first photo, that was when we were on our way back from a river walk along the flooded Bulloo River, as shown in the second photo. In the last photo we were enjoying watching the old pump at the Thargomindah Hydro power plant create electricity.

- Written by Eve Tully

Deadly Recruits

Last month we had session called Deadly recruits. The Australian Defence Force and Petero Civoniceva come in to talk to us about what they do.

Jenna from the Navy talked about what she did on the seven seas. Jason (on left) from the army talked about what it is like on the field and also what it is like to drive a tank. Kieren (known as Super Mario) who is also in the army told us what it is like to deal with all of the weapons.
Petero Civoniceva (with Roy) used to play Rugby League came in and talked to us about making 'good choices' in life and how he came to play for the Brisbane Broncos. He is now touring around promoting the sport and making ‘good choices’


Savannah's cat 'Meow'
A 'belt string' that Kristy made


The 7Bs Maths class have a game to share for everyone to play. The score sheet is here:
The Year 8 Technologies class has created a picture to show how to sit ergonomically at your computer.
In Mr Morris and Mrs Anderssen's Go 2 class the students had to draw their favourite characters.

Book Recommendations (brought to you by Ms Juniper)

Website and App recommendations


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